Welcome back, Scott Gosnell! Scott was our guest way back in episode 18, where we mainly focused on his translations of Giordano Bruno’s works. In this episode we touch on that material again, but we really get into a wide variety of topics revolving around free will, enlightenment, imagination, the default and executive networks, hallucinogens, Kabbalah, Buddhism, alchemy, and more. It is pretty dense.
Robert Bonomo recently released The 21 Faces of God, a documentary about the Major Arcana of the Tarot. In this episode, he joins Erik to talk about his new movie and the two of them majorly nerd out on Tarot, Gnosticism, the Grail legend, physics, psychology, and alchemy. This episode has it all!
Alexx Bollen joins Erik at Ruse Brewery for a discussion about microdosing hallucinogens to treat depression, podcasting in Portland, books, and chaos magic. Alexx is the host of the Alexxcast, the only Alexx-themed podcast in the universe. He is also the author of Periphery and several collections of short stories.
This episode was recorded in two parts at Ruse Brewing, which was busy, so there’s some crowd noise. Ruse Brewing is brand new and had only been open about a week at the time of recording.
Erik and Alexx make their way through a whole taster tray full of beers! Here is a list so you can follow along.
Keller Pils (collab. with Allegory Brewing)
Turquoise Mountain Sunrise pineapple farmhouse ale
Briar Run raspberry & blackberry farmhouse ale
Mechanical Mind west coast-style double IPA
Grizzly Menace Rum and Chocolate rum barrel-aged robust porter
There’s a new podcast in Portland called Pragmagick, run by our friend Revel Rosz, and I was a guest on his show recently! We dive deep into some pretty esoteric topics, including Freemasonry and ceremonial magic — the latter is a particularly good bit, with lots of talk about theory and practice. Listen to the original here or use the interface on this website.
This episode finds Matt, Joey, and Erik camping on the Hoh River in the Olympic Rainforest. As the sun goes down, join our hosts around the campfire and discuss backpacking, philosophy, materialism, meditation, the great outdoors, and other great subjects. We eat beef jerky, drink river water, and build chairs in the wilderness.
In this episode, Nathan Lee (AKA OccultFan) returns after his Master Mason degree to talk about all kinds of stuff, from shadow people to Freemasonry and beyond. There is a lot in this episode! I am writing these show notes really quickly, so you’ll have to listen to the episode to get everything. You will not be disappointed.
This episode dives into the philosophy of Freemasonry, and what it intends to teach and how Freemasons are supposed to live their lives. We compare it to classical philosophy, the practice of virtue, and how the ancient teachings have influenced the modern world. We also discuss conspiracy theories that involve Freemasonry and how likely they are to be true — this coming from actual Freemasons!
In this episode, we are joined by Pope Joan II. Joan is a philosopher queen, artist, and musician. We talk about all of those things and dive into the methods behind her creative process. Her art and music is a celebration of being human and being alive, but she also deals with a lot of death imagery. Mythology and religious imagery are interwoven in her work. This is a great conversation with a very creative individual – be sure to check it out!
Please welcome Montana Jordan to the show! In this episode, Montana joins Nate and Erik at Oaks Bottom Pub for a long conversation about the paranormal, the occult, ghosts, séances, paranormal investigation and all sorts of great rambling. Montana Jordan has since been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and occultism.